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    Vaccination clinics to close

    Following the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s successful contribution to the COVID-19 vaccination program, its mass vaccination centre in Wollongong and vaccination clinics at…
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    Covid cases rise again across the Illawarra Shoalhaven

    There have been 671 positive Covid-19 cases reported for the Illawarra Shoalhaven up until 4pm Tuesday. That is an increase from 523 cases for the previous 24 hours.
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    Illawarra Shoalhaven Covid19 cases rise

    NSW Health is reporting 523 new Covid 19 cases across the Illawarra Shoalhaven up until 4 pm yesterday. That's an increase from 465 cases yesterday. In the Shoalhaven there are 94 new cases. There…
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    Shoalhaven Covid update

    NSW Health is reporting 647 new Covid-19 cases for the Illawarra Shoalhaven in the past 24 hours. There are 157 for the Shoalhaven and 45 at Kiama . 329 new cases have been reported for Wollongong…
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    New COVID-related deaths in Shoalhaven and Wollongong

    A Shoalhaven man in his 50s and a Wollongong woman in her 80s are among 21 COVID-related deaths across the state in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday. Both had been vaccinated against the virus, and the…
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    New Shoalhaven COVID cases growing

    The Shoalhaven is contributing a growing proportion of the region's new COVID cases. Today's figures showed 804 new cases in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, including 239 from the…
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    New COVID cases fall below 800

    The number of new COVID cases in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has again fallen. Just 764 cases were recorded in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday. That included 212 from the Shoalhaven,…
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    Free rapid tests for Vic childcare kids

    Children aged three to five will be able to take free rapid antigen tests, with Victoria expanding its voluntary school COVID-19 testing program to early childhood services. While Victorian primary…
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    Vic to manufacture 50m rapid tests a year

    A manufacturing plant to produce rapid antigen tests will be set up in Melbourne, with the capacity to make 50 million of the sought-after test kits per year. RATs have been in scant supply in the…
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    Omicron has peaked in some states: Hunt

    The health minister has declared the Omicron wave of COVID-19 cases has peaked in several jurisdictions. Greg Hunt said the peak of infections had passed in NSW, Victoria, the ACT and South…
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    Back-to-school RATs for Tasmanian children

    Tasmania will give students a back-to-school pack containing two coronavirus rapid antigen tests as part of the plan for returning to the classroom on February 9. Students should only be tested if…
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    Vic drops booster interval to three months

    Victorians can now get their COVID-19 booster shot sooner, with the government shortening the interval from the second dose down to three months at state hubs. The state recorded 20,769 new COVID-19…
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    Restrictions return after Omicron surge

    Multiple states and territories have brought back in some pandemic restrictions in a bid to suppress the spread of the infectious Omicron variant. As case numbers continue to climb across the…
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    New rules as Vic records 21,997 new cases

    Restrictions on the number of people allowed in cafes, bars and restaurants are returning to Victoria after the state recorded 21,997 new COVID-19 cases. Density limits will be reintroduced from…
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    South Aust posts spike in COVID-19 cases

    South Australia has reported 25 new COVID-19 cases, its highest daily figure for more than 18 months, amid concerns over delays in naming exposure sites. Premier Steven Marshall revealed the new…
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    Victoria braces for Omicron COVID-19 spike

    Authorities are warning Victorians to brace for a "significant increase" in Omicron COVID-19 cases, but are going ahead with relaxing some of the state's mandatory vaccination rules. From 11.59pm on…
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    Qld to open to virus hotspots on Dec 13

    The Queensland border will open to interstate COVID-19 hotspots several days early as health authorities prepare for an influx of travellers from next Monday. The re-opening date had been slated for…
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    Australia approves COVID-19 booster shot

    Aged care residents are expected to be the first people to receive a coronavirus vaccine booster shot after the medical regulator gave the green light. The Therapeutic Goods Administration on…
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    Vic on the fast track to COVID freedoms

    Victoria is on track to reach its next major vaccination target ahead of schedule as Melbourne prepares to exit lockdown, meaning more freedoms are fewer than two weeks away. The city will emerge…
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    Victoria ends lockdown five days early

    Victoria will end its sixth long-running lockdown five days earlier than planned, as the state races to its 70 per cent fully vaccinated target. Premier Daniel Andrews made the announcement on…